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Bus Accident Kills 35 People In Southern Afghanistan

A passenger bus careened off a road in southern Afghanistan, killing 35 people, officials said.

The packed bus was traveling through Kandahar Province on its way to Kabul before losing control and crashing, said provincial spokesman Zalmai Ayubi.

He said 27 people were injured in the crash.

Kandahar Governor Tooryalai Wesa blamed the loss of life on the "carelessness of an unprofessional driver" who was driving too quickly at the time of the accident.

President Hamid Karzai issued a statement voicing his deep sympathy for those affected by the crash.

Meanwhile, six members of the Afghan security forces were killed in three separate attacks in different parts of the country.

compiled from agency reports